Skip to main content

Obesity: Topic Guide to Sources: Books

A guide to sources of information on obesity

Search DkIT Collections & Google Scholar

Search for books and e-books

Search for articles, books, & more

 

Search for scholarly publications


Books in Other Libraries

Using books

Textbooks are useful  introduction to a topic, they will give you an overview of the subject..

Reading Lists are a good starting point, you will find reading lists for each module on Moodle.

Edited books bring together expert knowledge from a range of different people.  These books have detailed information on a subject and can add depth to your research into a topic.

Encyclopedias are a type of reference work – a compendium holding a summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge. Encyclopedias are divided into articles or entries, which are usually accessed alphabetically by article name.Encyclopedia entries are longer and more detailed than those in most dictionaries.

 - Wikipedia is a collaboratively editedmultilingualfree Internet encyclopedia edited by volunteers so be careful in using it for scholarly assignments as almost all of its articles can be edited by anyone having access to the site.

Free ebooks

In addition to the academic ebooks available to you via DkIT Library there are also lots of free E-books on the web. Some of the most popular sites are:

  • Google Books  - Titles in the public domain or not copyrighted are freely available. Other titles have previews or snippets available
  • Project Gutenberg  - over 40,000 free E-books from the first E-book website
  • HaithiTrust Digital Library -  A partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future